NBA: Celtics' Robert Williams III to miss preseason with knee procedure | Inquirer Sports

NBA: Celtics’ Robert Williams III to miss preseason with knee procedure

/ 10:41 AM September 21, 2022
FILE– Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics shoots against the Golden State Warriorsin Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.

FILE– Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics.  Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III will undergo an arthroscopic procedure to clean out his left knee that will sideline him for four to six weeks, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Williams will miss training camp and the preseason as he recovers. He’s expected to return early in the regular season, per the report.


Williams, 24, is scheduled to have the procedure done Thursday, per ESPN. Williams had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the knee six months ago.

Williams averaged 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 61 starts for the Celtics in 2021-22. He averaged 7.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 17 postseason games (15 starts) as the Celtics made it to the NBA Finals.


Williams has averaged 7.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in four seasons with the Celtics, who selected him No. 27 overall in the 2018 draft.

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